Kaisaniemi Botanical Gardens

In Kaisaniemi, near the central Railway station of Helsinki one can find the Botanical Gardens of Helsinki University. The Gardens were moved to Helsinki from Turku in 1829 after the great fire in Turku. They are situated in two locations in Helsinki: Kaisaniemi and Kumpula. In the greenhouses there are about 1300 plant species, the most popular of which is the giant lily in the round Lily room. The oldest part of the greenhouses dates to 1889. The Kaisaniemi gardens are open all the year round and consist of the greenhouses and the outdoor gardens. They truly are an oasis in the middle of the city even in the winter time.

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